COVID-19 Impacts on Utility Load, Generation, and Wholesale Markets

Learn how to assess potential risks and identify opportunities when planning for the future to ensure all potential scenarios are taken into account.
April 13, 2020
2:00pm EDT - 3:00pm EDT

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Webinar Description

As we continue to evaluate the impact Coronavirus will have on our businesses, it is important to assess potential risks and identify opportunities it may provide to serve our communities. Of interest are how national, regional, and local directives may impact overall load, generation output, demand curves, wholesale power pricing, fuel costs and interruptions, hedging, and impacts to supplier or counterparty credit. Review recent research, lessons learned, and market fundamentals to help utilities understand what others are seeing and apply them to their business.

Please join us for a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session where we can collaborate, share our lessons learned, and ensure we’re taking all potential scenarios into account while planning for our future. 


  • Analysis of load impacts from U.S. RTO markets
  • Research from leading consultancies and energy industry publications
  • Review of key drivers like concentration of industrial, residential & commercial load, impacts by generation fuel type, government response, etc.
  • Credit outlook and impacts on utilities, banks, and fuel producers
  • Examples of analytical studies performed for utilities to assess impacts to generation and load 
  • Insights on how both European and US power and fuel markets have been impacted (European impacts and response are about 1-3 weeks ahead of the U.S. in some spots)
  • An outlook with potential market risks

Recommended for

All levels of utility professionals, including utility and joint action agency executives, management, power marketing, fuel procurement and hedging personnel, rates, etc.

This webinar will help all levels of your organization understand what others are seeing, learn how it may impact your utility and your customers, and consider next steps you may take to mitigate risks and seize any opportunities that may exist to lower costs.


Featuring presenters from The Energy Authority:

  • John Rizzo, Assistant Portfolio Manager
  • Justin Riddell, Credit Risk Analyst, Senior
  • Mike Zaccardi, Market Risk & Research Analyst

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Registration/Fee Information

This webinar is being offered free of charge and is only available to American Public Power Association members. Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version.

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Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]

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Accreditation/Webinar Recording

  • Attendees are ineligible to earn educational credits for this webinar.
  • A link to the handout and an audio recording will be sent out shortly after the webinar.

Contact Us

Have questions? Contact 202/467-2997 or [email protected]